When we first moved, I posted about our plans for the Guest Room / Office. Among them, our plans to build a custom desk for the back wall. After several iterations of designs, measuring, remeasuring, and several more iterations, I finally came up with a final design that we both really liked.
The criteria being that it needed to :
- be shallow enough to fit along the back wall with the couch in front of it and still allow the door to open fully
- have a solid panel on the side where the couch would be (36″ wide and 30″ high).
- have plenty of storage
- have plenty of leg room
- NO DRAWERS. I don’t need yet another place to discreetly hide crap I don’t need.
After drawing up the final full design, it was important to break the whole project down into steps. This was a process I neglected to do when designing the kitchen island. A process which, had I completed, probably would have led to less headaches and a faster completion. Forcing myself to visualize each and every step really highlighted some areas that required different measurements or places where things actually just wouldn’t fit together.
Luckily for you, if you’re building a 9′ wide 14″ deep desk, I’ve drawn up the building plans for you. You’re welcome.
The last step of course attaching the top. **SPOILER ALERT**: My plans aren’t fool proof. I’ve already started work on building this thing and I have determined that this original design neglected to include some necessary supports to help hold the whole thing together. The frame for the right-hand storage unit just felt a little too wobbly for my comfort and I definitely had to redo some of the math as I somehow managed to muck it up halfway through building and realized that the sleeper sofa wouldn’t fit if I didn’t shave off about 2 more inches in depth.
I’ll have progress pics up for you soon!